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Labels keep drifting to the right side. I am using 30374 appointment/business cards. Is there a fix or is there a better machine made just for this size card.

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Hi I am trying to print labels. Avery #05161 and business cards Avery8371TM or 5371TM. I am using Microsoft Office and there do not seem to be any relevant numbers. I have gone under labels. Help Thanks


You can use a different template for either the labels or the business cards, just make sure the labels you choose are the same size as the avery 05161 & the business cards are the same paper eg: glossy etc. The other thing you can do is go to avery.com & download the correct templates.

I hope this helps you

Jan 21, 2011 | Avery Address Labels AVE4151

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What are the margins for avery 8859 business cards


I used MS Publisher Template 8371 and adjusted the margins to the following:

Margin Guides: (for the individual cards)
Top: 0.2
Left: 0.2
Bottom: 0.0
Right: 0.2

Sheet Margins
Side Margin: 0.5
Top Margin: 0.5
Horizontal Gap: 0.5
Vertival Gap: 0.0

Sep 01, 2010 | Global Star Software ProBiz Business Card...

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When my labels print they sometimes drift and part of the verbage is truncated. How can I keep this from happening


There's an adjustable label guide that slides back and forth up against the labels as they feed from the roll. Make sure the guide is up against the labels. (But not too tight) I believe it a purple colored guide.

Mar 03, 2010 | Zebra Z4Mplus Label Printer

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Cant even get started


Contact ValuSoft for assistance.

Aug 07, 2017 | ValuSoft Print Workshop 2009 for PC

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Out of paper error in Zebra 110XiIII plus


There is a small thumb screw under the paper guide that has an adjustable stop to hold the paper. If you load it correctly, you should have one on each side to guide the paper into the printer. Also, the machine has either a roller or a bar to hang the labels on, correct? The bar has an adjustable stop to keep the roll from moving around while you print. You may want to setup the media sensor about 1 cm from the left of the printer to make it less subject to this type of error. They come from the factory very close to the edge of the paper to allow for some card printers to work well out of the box. Most people use labels and this is not necessary. I hope I have given you some helpful information.

May 06, 2009 | Zebra 110Xi III Plus Thermal Printer

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Polyester labels from tray 1 4 labels per sheet right side color


It says on the website the labels are 56lb (I guess cover weight). The only way the stock will run right (ie) fuse correctly is in the mp tray using one of the thicker settings. Also if you run labels out of the tray you run the risk of them peeling off making the turn out of the tray and into the machine. All non standard paper is better off using the mp tray.

Mar 29, 2009 | OKI C5150n Led Printer

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T5000 Thermal Printer


There are two guides on that machine.

One guide will make sure that the media is locked down and secured. if it isn't it will cause drifting.

There is also another guide around the thermal head before printing that guides the labels before it prints. It either white or or it could be a green color.

are you using the takeup roller on the printer to hold the wax paper? If you are is it straight on the take up roller?

Jun 11, 2008 | Printronix T5000 Thermal Printer

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Twin Turbo pushing out a lot of unprinted labels


The people at Dymo's tech support (1-203-588-2500), told me that the problem is a dirty sensor. If you open the front face of the machine (the part with the words "Dymo Labelwriter Twin Turbo" on it), on the inside (top) you will see the black rollers and a peice that is on top of the roller that is the same color as the face you just removed. That peice can be lifted and underneath it you will see an orange transparent peice. This is the sensor. To clean it, you can either use the cleaner sheets that came with the printer or a business card. You will need to put enough alcohol to make the card damp (but not soaked) and run it through as if it were a label 10 times. This should clean your sensor so that it is able to clearly tell when to stop feeding.

It sounds complicated, but its really not. I hope this helps somebody!!!

May 19, 2008 | Dymo LabelWriter Thermal Printer

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Empty light


The label sensor on the 3400 is in the hinged area where a metal plate swings down to make loading labels easier. The sensor can't be adjusted left or right like some other Intermec models, so it's critical that the labels be snug to the left side (as viewed from the front) so the sensor can read the leading and trailing edges of the labels.

There is a small "Guide" in the slot of the plate that should keep the labels in position. Use the thumbscrew beneath the plate to adjust the guide so that the labels are snug but you can still pull the labels without much effort (with the head open). This almost always fixes the problem. If the guide and tumbscrew are missing, look in the bottom of the printer for the pieces, including the washer.

Close the head, hit the Feed button a few times, and labels should feed consistantly (the feeds should probably move the label to the start of the printhead and then to the tear bar).
If the labels still don't feed, be aware that the same light is used to show that the ribbon is out. If you use direct thermal printing (without a ribbon), check the bottom switch on the back is set toward "DT" and then turn the printer off and on to read the switches.

Oct 29, 2007 | Intermec EasyCoder 3400 Thermal Label...

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